BUSAN HAEDONG YONGKUNGSA

  • Port

    Busan

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Cultural, Shopping

  • Price

    Adults

    USD50.0

  • Duration in hours

    4.0

  • Shore excursion code

    6648

Description

Our first stop will be the HAEDONG YONGGUNGSA TEMPLE, situated on the coast of the north-eastern section of Busan. This superb tourist spot offers visitors the rare find of a temple on the sea front. Most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 during the Goryeo Dynasty. During the reign of Uwang, the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong established this temple beside the sea. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the sea. On the way, we will have the chance to stop for a beautiful picture of the bridge.

Before the drive back to the port, we will have some free time at Gukje Market, one of Korea’s largest markets; each alleyway is crowded with stalls, and it connects to Bupyeong Market, Kkangtong Market and other smaller markets. The market stocks such a wide variety of goods that you can find almost everything you need right here.



What we will do

Our first stop will be the HAEDONG YONGGUNGSA TEMPLE, situated on the coast of the north-eastern section of Busan. This superb tourist spot offers visitors the rare find of a temple on the sea front. Most temples in Korea are located in the mountains. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple was first built in 1376 during the Goryeo Dynasty. During the reign of Uwang, the great Buddhist teacher known as Naong established this temple beside the sea. Haesu Gwaneum Daebul (Seawater Great Goddess Buddha), Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, Yongwangdang Shrine, Gulbeop Buddhist Sanctum (enclosed in a cave), and a three-story pagoda with four lions can all be seen looking out over the sea. On the way, we will have the chance to stop for a beautiful picture of the bridge.
Before the drive back to the port, we will have some free time at Gukje Market, one of Korea’s largest markets; each alleyway is crowded with stalls, and it connects to Bupyeong Market, Kkangtong Market and other smaller markets. The market stocks such a wide variety of goods that you can find almost everything you need right here.


What you need to know

Please Note: Gukje market might be closed without prior notice. In such cases it will be replaced with the biff square right in front. The order of the itinerary may vary. The bus ride depends on the order of the itinerary. Space is limited, therefore we strongly suggest to book early. Due to travel season in Korea, heavy traffic jam will be expected. The clear view of the landscape is subject to the weather conditions. Wear low-heeled, comfortable walking shoes.It is strongly suggested to prepare Korean won before arrival.

There is limited availability of English-language guides.